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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 17863–17868

Magnetic field sensor using tilted fiber grating interacting with magnetic fluid

Jie Zheng, Xinyong Dong, Peng Zu, Li-Yang Shao, Chi Chiu Chan, Ying Cui, and Perry Ping Shum  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 17863-17868 (2013)

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A novel magnetic field sensor using tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) interacting with magnetic fluid is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The TFBG is surrounded by magnetic fluid whose complex refractive index changes with external magnetic field. The guiding properties of cladding modes excited by the TFBG are therefore modulated by the external magnetic field. As a result, the magnetic field strength measurement is successfully achieved within a range up to 196 Gauss by monitoring extinction ratio of cladding mode resonance. Furthermore, temperature variation can be obtained simultaneously from the wavelength shift of the TFBG transmission spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Original Manuscript: May 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2013
Published: July 18, 2013

Jie Zheng, Xinyong Dong, Peng Zu, Li-Yang Shao, Chi Chiu Chan, Ying Cui, and Perry Ping Shum, "Magnetic field sensor using tilted fiber grating interacting with magnetic fluid," Opt. Express 21, 17863-17868 (2013)

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